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By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press

Yes or No: Who’s in charge? Power struggles roil Washington

WASHINGTON — A dozen times, Rep. Ayanna Pressley asked the witness for a yes or no answer on housing policy.

Not once did Ben Carson, President Donald Trump’s housing secretary, give her one. Instead, he mocked her: “Yes or no, can you ask me some questions yourself and stop reading?” Other times, he repeated: “You already know the answer.”

Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

WASHINGTON — Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it.

The decorated Iraq War veteran who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down is an Asian-American woman in the mostly white, mostly male and very fusty Senate. And now, with a baby due in April, she’ll be the first senator to give birth while in office.